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Hospital Mortality

Doctors And Nurses Can Disclose And Discuss Errors In Hospital

The diffusion of a culture of openness in hospitals is associate with lower hospital mortality, according to a study conducted among 137 acute trusts in England by Veronica Toffolutti (Bocconi University and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and David Stuckler (Bocconi University) published in Health Affairs. The desire for better health statistics is not…

Amount Of Sleep

Preventing From Reasonable Amount Of Sleep

Stress not only harms your well-being but it also can prevent you from getting a reasonable amount of sleep. A Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert explains how stress can interfere with your nighttime schedule and ways you can sleep more when life becomes busy. Stress can affect sleep in different ways, said Dr. Annise…

Immune Haematology

Incurable Inflammatory Autoimmune Disease

The defense system that usually protects patients from external aggression turns on its own cells ; and attacks them for reasons that are not know. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur have shown that ancient viruses are involve ; therefore in the acute inflammatory defense response that may contribute to the disease. Autoimmune diseases result from…

Steroids

Asthma Answer May Not Be Steroids For Women

For women depending on steroids to treat severe asthma, their body’s estrogen may not only be preventing the treatment from working effectively, but making the asthma worse, according to a recent Western study. They had assumed estrogen would just affect how well the steroid works it didn’t. It makes them different and more aggressive, said…

Medical genetics

Pioneered the Use of DNA Websites to Unlock Cold Cases

Using an unconventional technique that relies on DNA submitted to online genealogy sites; therefore investigators have solved dozens of violent crimes; in many cases decades after they hit dead ends. Because Experts believe the technique is use to revive investigations into a vast number of cold cases across the US; including at least 100,000 unsolved major…

Loneliness For People

A Lack Of Facial Recognition Leads To Loneliness For People

The inability to recognise faces is causing loneliness for people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. AMD is a common eye disorder cause by damage to the macular the part of the eye responsible for our sharpest vision. Lack of facial recognition The study, published in PLOS One,…

Anesthesiology

Ketamine in Crackdown on Synthetic Drugs

Vietnamese police have seized half a tonne of ketamine worth US$21 million in Ho Chi Minh City; therefore a key transit hub that has seen record busts of synthetic drugs in recent weeks as narcotics gangs; use its ports and air links to shuttle drugs across the region. Three Taiwanese citizens and one Chinese man…

Former Smokers

Significant Unmet Mental Health Care Needs Exist Former Smokers

The new information that stresses the need for increased mental health care for current and former smokers, especially those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In the group of more than 5,000 smokers with and without COPD from the multisite, longitudinal genetic epidemiology of COPD Gene study. Of those with elevate symptoms, two-thirds were…

Radio therapy

Proton Therapy Shows Efficacy With Low Toxicity

The excellent outcomes from proton radiation therapy with minimal toxicity, therefore according to results of the largest-ever cohort study of its kind published in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. Because Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy a treatment that uses high-energy beams to treat tumors. Radiation therapy using X-rays has long…

Transfusion medicine

Newborn Baby Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

A newborn from North Kingstown is in desperate need of a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a treatment for some types of cancer. For example, you might have one if you have leukemia, multiple myeloma, or some types of lymphoma. Doctors also treat some blood…

Parietal Cortex

Role Of Posterior Parietal Cortex In Decision-Making

The Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has provided new insights; into the functional role of the PPC in decision-making. They report compelling evidence showing that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) plays an essential role in decision-making; under critical conditions that largely ignored in previous studies. To make judgments about an unknown…

Geriatrics

Health Benefits of Exercising Into Old Age

People who take regular exercise into old age are better able to cope with everyday activities and for longer; retain their independence and are not reliant on outside help; thereby saving themselves and society the cost of care and support. Everyday activities are generally divide up into ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLs (Instrumental…